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Last Issue...

Welcome to the 11th and final issue of my weekly newsletter.

You may have noticed no newsletter was sent last week. That's because I'm discontinuing it for the time being.

"NOT!" April Fool's!  :-)

The newsletter isn't going anywhere (and yes, this joke is a little late)! But it is true that I skipped last week... but for good reason.

It was my 6 Year Wedding Anniversary week and while I thought I could get the newsletter out while away, it just never happened!

But I'm back and in full force because this issue is doubly loaded! I've added extra slots to make up for the missed week. You'll enjoy it!

Also, don't forget about Song Robot. The National Introductory period is coming to an end. It's a song learning tool I released a little over a month ago and it has already revolutionized learning for thousands of musicians all over the world! You can go check out a free video I made about it here.

Don't forget to comment! I love to ongoing feedback.

Enjoy this issue and I'll see you next time.
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   "The Ear Doctor"

P.S. - Just in case you didn't fully read my introduction --- THIS ISN'T THE LAST ISSUE. It was all a joke! :-)

How To Transform Your Playing
by Jermaine Griggs

Last year, I released a breakthrough system that took what I believe to be the entire "playing by ear" process and broke it into a step-by-step system.

It included 5 parts: Fundamental Fluency, Chordal Command, Pattern Paradise, Song Solidity, and Ear Efficiency.

We now make every new member of the Gospel Music Training Center complete the online Musician Transformation training (9+ hours of video training, over 300+ exam questions, etc).

In this post, I want to cover the first part of the system: Fundamentals Fluency. Read More>>>

A Note On Doubt...
by Jermaine Griggs

So I just came back from a business conference in Phoenix, AZ where I was honored to be speaking as a finalist for Businessperson of the Year.

We each had around 30 minutes to present to an audience of 1000+. I went last.

I talked about my story and how I started Hearandplay.com with $70 at... Read more>>>
The Secret To Chord Mastery
by Jermaine Griggs

In my last post, I introduced the 5-part "Musician Transformation" system:

Fundamentals Fluency, Chordal Command, Pattern Proficiency, Song Solidity, Ear Efficiency.

We started with the first step, Fundamentals Fluency, which consists of scales, number system, finger exercises, intervals, and rhythm.

Now, we'll turn to chords!

In Chordal Command, we focus on 5 key areas: Triads, Extended Chords, Inversions, Primary vs Secondary, Voicings...
The "Polychord" Game: How Many Chords Can You Spot?
by Jermaine Griggs

Polychords are huge extended chords that consist of two or more smaller chords.

As your chords get bigger and bigger, you'll spot smaller chords within.

These smaller chords present opportunities to explore other voicings.

For example, if you spot a C minor triad and an Eb major 7 in the same chord, this gives you countless ways to voice the chord... including two-hand versions...
A 15-Second Trick To Transform Major 7 Chords Into Minor 9 Chords!
By Jermaine Griggs

In music, when you get this one single concept, it unlocks the door to many things!

The 6th tone of any major scale is your gateway to "minor!"

Just remember the 6th tone. That's it.

For example, if you take a regular C major scale (C D E F G A B C) and start and end on the 6th tone without changing any of the notes, you'll get an "A minor" scale (A B C D E F G A).

The same applies for chords...

Ask Jermaine
Coming back next week...
by Jermaine Griggs

"Ask Jermaine" will be back next week.
Every week, I rummage through our years of archived articles and dig you up a gem. Enjoy!

Play Kirk Franklin's "Imagine Me" With Just 4 Chords!
by Jermaine Griggs

A pretty fun lesson... and bonus link to 45-minute video teaching this song, step-by-step. Read more>>>
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New Song Robot Update: Bigger, Expandable Keys!
by Jermaine Griggs

I'm so excited to be making another huge update to Song Robot!

Now the keys are in HD and can be expanded as big as you want! If you have double monitors, they can span the whole length. Even if you connect to a 50? plasma tv, it will have the same, crisp, sharp hd look!

Watch this video for the details.
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"House Hunters"... Behind The Scenes
By Jermaine Griggs

If you've been reading my newsletter, you know we're going to be on the next season of "House Hunters," a show that has been running on HGTV for over a decade...
Upcoming Events
Musician Breakthrough 2011 - COMING IN WEEKS!

If you haven't checked out the Musician Breakthrough website, you're in for a treat.

It features 7 musicians and over 70 minutes of online video clips so far. Each of these musicians are competing for a trip to the Bahamas! And a few lucky visitors (like you) will win an iPad and full suite of Hear & Play Products.

Head over to the site, vote on your favorite clips, learn a bunch, and get in on the action! Click here...

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